This post, written at Nancy’s suggestion, has been sitting around for a while. I am inspired finally to send it forth by a Barbecue Bros post on a song inspired by barbecue: Too Much Pork for Just One Fork. It is, of course, the work of the band Southern Culture on the Skids. I’ll keep checking their tour dates for a performance around here. Making … Continue reading Barbecue and the Fine Arts
The Blog has been focusing on food, of course, but it occurs to our large professional staff that you might be interested in great places to stay, as well. That revelation came because in our after-Christmas trip to Key West, we stayed in a really nice place — so nice that it inspired me to start writing up hotels when Nancy and I stay at … Continue reading The Sheraton Suites Resort, Key West, Florida
Update: My peripatetic brother, Jim, alerted me to yet another new barbecue place that will be coming to Raleigh– Lawrence BBQ. It will be in Boxyard RTP, a still-developing cluster of new food and retail options in the Research Triangle Park. I’ve thought of Triangle Park as the Sahara of food in North Carolina, and a good place to eat will be welcome there. … Continue reading Good News for 2020 — Raleigh Barbecue is Taking Off!
It’s been a great year! The Blog has recorded over 16,000 post views by well over 10,000 viewers for 2019. That’s over twice the 2018 totals. Those numbers do not include the many views by those of you who “follow” the Blog. A special thanks to the genius chefs and the fans of the Captain’s Kitchen, the maker of the best shrimpburger in the world; … Continue reading Many Thanks
God bless us, every one! Continue reading Merry Christmas
This just in: A deputy with the Cleveland County, North Carolina, Sheriff’s Office pulled over and searched a tractor trailer truck that was driving erratically on I 85. Nothing new there, but wait! The truck was carrying barrels marked as containing raw pork shoulders and, the deputy, being from Western North Carolina, searched the barrels and found lots of raw pork shoulders and $3 million … Continue reading Breaking Pork News!
My mother, who started calling herself Dear when she became a grandmother in her 40s, died one year ago today at the age of 94. I posted an adaptation of her obituary as a remembrance a while back, but I’m thinking of her a lot these days, and I’ve decided to repost it, with a few more details. ##### Regular readers of the Blog are … Continue reading Remembering Dear
From the Onion, the second leading source of news today. Hat tip to the Barbecue Bros. I, on the other hand, spend my life occasionally eating barbecue between doing other things I love. Continue reading Headline of the Day: Man’s Life Spent Occasionally Eating Barbecue In Between Doing Things He Hates
Originally posted on John Tanner's Barbecue Blog:
Thanksgiving is upon us, and, as required by federal law, that means it’s time to make sweet potatoes. Very sweet potatoes. For most people, that means either sliced sweet potatoes covered with an incredible amount of sugar, or else a sweet potato casserole, where the incredible amount of sugar is blended in and the actual amount is… Continue reading The Best-Ever Sweet Potato Recipe: Liza Tanner Boyd’s Bourbon Sweet Potato Casserole
Wilber’s was the stuff of legend before it closed, most foully murdered at the hands of the North Carolina Departments of Transportation and Revenue. Wilber’s was must-stop on the way to the beach for anyone who loved barbecue, including people who had just eaten a big lunch with too many corn sticks at Parker’s, just 45 minutes up the road. This blog has been in … Continue reading The Latest on Wilber’s, Goldsboro, North Carolina